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Human rights and crimes against humanity

The Rohingya Refugees, Adrift

Editorial by The New York Times Editorial Board

The famous US daily's editorial board dedicated its recent column to the plight of the Rohingyas, a Muslim minority of Myanmar which is persecuted and made stateless by the Burmese junta. Many of them are escaping to


David and Goliath in the Caucasus

The Professor at Israel's Open University, Yair Auron, author of numerous books about genocide cases and founder of Gariwo Israel, published in Haaretz a reflection on the difficult issues of Armenian identity and the struggle against genocide denial.


Heritage for Peace

Through our heritage-protection projects we hope to foster peace. It is only through (professional) dialogue that peace can be reached and inclusiveness can be (re-)established. By Rene Teijgeler, Heritage for Peace


​Yarmouk, an announced massacre

Since 1 April, IS has launched an offensive against the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk, near Damascus. Israeli Arab Member of the Parliament Ahmed Tibi told the daily newspaper Haaretz that IS killed about a thousand people in the camp


"Speaking a different language is a crime in Syria"

Syrian journalist Yara Bader, co-director together with her husband of the Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression, wrote a letter to British paper The Guardian to demand his release after over one year in prison.


Is Amos Oz a traitor?

"I am concerned for our future. I am worried about the policy of the government and also ashamed of it. I am concerned because of the growing violence. But I am happy to be an Israeli, and happy to be a citizen in a country where every taxi driver with their own personal formula for instant redemption, everyone yelling all the time and no one listening. I listen, because I make a living out of it". Amos Oz' remarks at INSS


Crimes of genocide and against the humankind

the denial of the individual's value

The first legal definition in the domain of mass persecution dates back to 1915 and concerns the massacres of the Armenian populations perpetrated by the Turks, which were followed by the trials of the perpetrators before the Martial Court. In the Treaty of Sèvres in 1920 the Great Powers use the terms "crimes against civilization" and "crimes of lèse-humanity". In the aftermath of Second World War, face the Holocaust tragedy, the Military Tribunal of the Nurnberger Trials against Nazi officials started the proceeding by stating the crimes on which it was competent... On 9 December 1948 the General Assembly of the United Nations unanimously approved the Convention for the prevention and punishment of the crime of genocide, which is considered as the most heinous crime against Humanity. 

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​Tears of the Desert

Halima Bashir with Damien Lewis

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Alice Domon

French missionary in Argentina who was tortured and killed for her compassion